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The Bistrița (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈbistrit͡sa] (About this sound listen); Hungarian: Beszterce) is a river in the Romanian region of Transylvania, county Bistrița-Năsăud. It is sometimes referred to as Bistrița Ardeleană River

Bistrița River
Bistrița Ardeleană River
Bistricioara River
Beszterce
River
Bistrita River in Colibita, Romania - 20030824.jpg
Bistrița River at Colibița
Countries Romania
Counties Bistrița-Năsăud County
Tributaries
 - right Bârgău
Towns Bistrița
Mouth Șieu
 - location Sărățel
 - coordinates 47°3′31″N 24°25′45″E / 47.05861°N 24.42917°E / 47.05861; 24.42917Coordinates: 47°3′31″N 24°25′45″E / 47.05861°N 24.42917°E / 47.05861; 24.42917
Length 118 km (73 mi)
Basin 612 km2 (236 sq mi)
Discharge for Bistrița
 - average 7.22 m3/s (255 cu ft/s)
Progression ȘieuSomeșul MareSomeșTiszaDanubeBlack Sea

Near the city of Bistrița it flows into the Șieu, a tributary of the Someșul Mare River.

The upper reach of the river, upstream of the junction with the Bârgău River in the village of Prundu Bârgăului is also known, locally, as Bistricioara River.[1]

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Towns and villagesEdit

The following towns and villages are situated along the river Bistrița, from source to mouth: Colibița, Bistrița Bârgăului, Prundu Bârgăului, Josenii Bârgăului, Livezile, Bistrița

TributariesEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Administrația Națională Apelor Române - Cadastrul Apelor - București
  • Institutul de Meteorologie și Hidrologie - Rîurile României - București 1971
  • Trasee turistice - Județul Bistrița [1]